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Address: Plaza de Espagna 4, Nerja, Spain
Phone Number: +34 952 52 95 20

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Wasted opportunity

I was rather disappointed in this museum. Great building, although a lot of it taken up with stairs and walkways, but really not much content and what there was I thought was... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 29 October 2016
Wells, United Kingdom
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Dundee, Scotland
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55 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were very impressed with this museum which is tucked away from main tourist area of the town. It filled in a lot of detail following our visit to the Cueva while giving information about the local region throughout the centuries. There was an excellent art exhibition on when we were there too. Worth taking a little time out and... More 

Thank Kate Y
Bingley, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

During a fantastic trip to Cueva de Nerja, our kids were desperate to go to the museum (which was plugged at the caves). However the museum was so poor in comparison. There was very little information and what exhibits there are seemed to be replicas. Please avoid.

Thank Andrew C
Wells, United Kingdom
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81 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

I was rather disappointed in this museum. Great building, although a lot of it taken up with stairs and walkways, but really not much content and what there was I thought was badly displayed. Very dim lighting in lots of areas, and not enough labelling and information about what was on display. Also, lots of the "ancient" objects were actually... More 

Thank JamJar21
Leeds, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Very interesting and enjoyable visit. Information available in several languages and presented in a variety of ways. Easy to access for those with restricted mobility. Staff very helpful.

Thank jan02ric02
Leitrim, Ireland
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51 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Nicely curated ... the mixing of people and time periods was thought provoking. Not enough substance for my liking but a lovely idea to have a display dedicated to tourism complete with plaster 1950's family and juke box.

Thank LaMouton
Oswestry, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

Visited the museum as part of the ticket including the Tren and the Nerja Caves. Spread over 3 floors there didn't seem to be much of a flow to the exhibits and although some of it was quite interested we found it a bit of a muddle.

Ipswich, United Kingdom
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239 reviews
72 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 181 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

A pleasant little museum in the corner of Plaza de Espana (a huge square over the underground car-park, the square remaining sadly somewhat deserted). As others noted, the parts related to the nearby caves are very interesting, and it would probably be good to visit the museum and then the caves (the caves are a genuine five-star attraction, the museum... More 

Thank snapdecisions
Bowral, Australia
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67 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

This small but modern museum adds another perspective to this area where the sun and water can be the dominant memories. The displays are well set out with descriptions in different languages. It adds a lot to a visit to the area.

Thank david_chandler66
County Cork, Ireland
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33 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

Got cave tour tickets in Muesum @ Plaza de Espana, pass through arch Town hall off Plaza Europe Balcony, very helpful staff @ counter, muesum takes 45 mins to view, exhibits relating to Nerja @ different periods on display including cave.

Thank Johnjjcrowley
Barcelona, Spain
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157 reviews
104 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

Located just on Plaza España by the town hall, visiting the museum was something we did on the spur of the moment. Initially we were planning to go to the cave and bought our tickets from an agency on the other side of the square from the museum, and when we discovered the museum entrance was included in the €15... More 

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